SpringerLink, a scientific e-book and journal database, has a new website, with new functionality and features. The site is completely updated, with a browse-friendly interface.
A great new feature SpringerLink has introduced is adding information on subject collections to e-books. You can now see what specific collection an e-book falls into by looking at the information section at the bottom of the book or chapter page. Clicking the Topics links will show all books and articles in the collection that fit that subject.
One cool feature in SpringerLink is that it allows users to download full PDFs of e-books and articles without restriction. This can be helpful if you’d like to read offline or annotate the reading.
Van Wylen has access to over 30,000 e-books via SpringerLink, including 50 published in 2013. By using HopeCAT’s advanced search, entering “Springer” for publisher, and selecting “Ebook” for format, you can check out the many books Springer has to offer. A quick subject search for “engineering” reveals over 1,300 books.
It is important to remember that Van Wylen does not have access to everything on SpringerLink, so it is best to search through HopeCAT or un-check “include preview only content” when searching directly in Springer, in order to get the best results.
–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger